In the past many more edible plants were cultivated than today. Gardeners in Austria have been working to preserve this biodiversity. It turns out that old species that have nearly been lost can often cope better with climate change than newer ones.
A UN report on the state of world biodiversity for food and agriculture links rising food insecurity and chronic hunger to threatened habitats and ecosystems. But traditional female stewards of biodiversity offer hope.
With ever more people living in urban centers, food security — and quality — is becoming a pressing issue. In Germany, cities are increasingly taking the task of producing organic products to a hyperlocal level.
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